Zambia’s Chipolopolos have caused the irk of Ghana’s football militia men and squadron leader Asamoah Gyan is set to order his men to condemn them to the firing squad.
Ghana’s arsenals are of modern standards – el apaches, chemical ammunition and men of valour gingered to employ brute force to hunt down the snipers from South Africa who have come with ‘Copper Bullets’.
The Friday opposition, feel winning the psychological battle before the battle men toss unto the battlefield is even more crucial and have been making noise from their regional COSAFA Cup games with fans waving the war flags.
During the 2012 AFCON, where Ghana suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Chipolopolos, their Warrant officer class, made a gesture that suggested Ghana had been killed on the battlefield after an Emmanuel Mayuka lone strike.
But Ghana’s men are fired up with Andre Ayew who missed the first-leg with a shoulder injury believes Zambians are talking too much and would be shut down: “It is a game we have to win for the nation because the Zambians are talking too much and they must be shut down.”
KEY STATS FOR THE GAME
Ghana’s last victory Zambia came in Senegal 1992 but hammered them 4-1 in an international friendly in London in 2009.
Zambia have scored thirteen times against Ghana since 1964 while the Black Stars have managed twelve goals.
Out of ten clashes between the two, both sides have managed five wins each.
Zambia’s last visit to Ghanaian soil brought a 2-1 reverse at the Group Stages at the Accra Sports Stadium in the 1978 AFCON.